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 for meanspirited
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  meanspirited \mean"spir`it*ed\, mean-spirited
  \mean"-spir`it*ed\, a.
     1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small-minded; base; groveling; --
        of people. -- Mean"-spir`it*ed*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Done for malevolent reasons; -- of deeds and actions.
  
     Syn: base, contemptible, currish, mean, meanspirited, scurvy.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  meanspirited
      adj 1: lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this
             review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical
             note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to
             forgive" [syn: ungenerous, meanspirited] [ant:
             generous]
      2: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that
         liberal obedience without which your army would be a base
         rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd
         with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something
         essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics" [syn:
         base, mean, meanspirited]

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